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Date: 9/1/2011
Type: Model/Tool
Status: Active
NETL Contact: Timothy J. Skone, P.E.
Technology Focus Area(s): Carbon Storage
Analysis Focus Area(s): GHG Mitigation
Author(s): Timothy J Skone (NETL); William E. Harrison III

Product Description
In response to the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), NETL conducted an LCA of 10 fuel production pathways using Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. These pathways use varying combinations of coal and swithgrass feedstocks and two options for carbon management (sequestration or enhanced oil recovery). Only greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are inventoried. Comparative analysis of the results demonstrate that higher percentages of biomass result in lower life cycle GHG emissions when using switchgrass. The choice of carbon management strategy has an effect on the results.